Vincent van der Meulen
Design Engineer in New York, He/him
Design & code.
Designed Facebook/Instagram commerce features for brands like Sephora. Ultimately switched to FB AI and designed systems for monitoring the quality and integrity of machine learning data.
Moonlit as a prototyper and motion designer for the Facebook Business vision, and created Figma plugins.
Came up with a new taxonomy for ad formats that shipped to production and redesigned the format selector. On the side, explored a color linter Sketch plugin and components for Framer X.
Proposed a loyalty program for Amazon Trade-in by working through the strategy and pricing, and designed/prototyped the experience.
Designed and implemented numerous products/features for the 46,000 UW students, like a way to check the status of your transit card.
Led the redesign of the company's website in four weeks.
Built a Figma spell checker that runs 100% locally. Used by hundreds of Facebook designers.
Asked some of the best designers in the world for book recommendations and compiled the results. Product Hunt #1 Product of the Day.
Led UI design/development for a cold gas thruster controlled pod. Became the #1 U.S. team and won the Innovation Award.
Space X video (interface at 1:10): youtube.com/watch?v=AO0sPM…
Made a $75 Sonos alternative using Raspberry Pis, Go, and JS.
Created a tool that recommends Design Details episodes. Did the project once in 2017 (CLI) and another time in 2020 (website).
Featured on the Design Details podcast.
More side projects on Twitter (twitter.com/vincentmvdm) and my old website (vincentmvdm.com).
Yuki and I explain how to create a ride sharing app in Framer.
A talk about how I pushed Framer's limits for a year.
A piece about our capstone that won the best in-class award: mission control for air ambulance Airlift Northwest
I was young and naive but at least the title is funny.
Studied a mix of computer science, product design, and data science. 3.82/4.00 GPA (cum laude).